Marine Corps boot camp graduation, November 2017

Found myself musing about this today. Reading German, trying to learn a bit of Czech and Polish. There is a world where this man’s t-shirt makes sense. I am very far from there, and glad of this. Passed a Polish co-worker a link to the Polish Wikipedia page on Jürgen Habermas, and would like to be able to read it myself.

Going onto the base we were searched because, you know, terrorists. An undifferentiated threat, but in a context where there was no need for further qualification, where in fact raising the question would easily mark one as a terrorist sympathizer.

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